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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:04 PM
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Bin Laden's Arrest Story Source Identified
The "source" of a report which made a buzz around the world about the arrest of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, turned out to be a journalist based in the northern city of Peshawar, Pakistani authorities announced Sunday, February 29. They later found out that the sources quoted by the Iranian radio was a Peshawar-based Pakistani journalist who works for the English daily The Nation. The radio interviewed the reporter a day earlier about the situation in the tribal areas following a military operation. He apparently expressed his opinion that Bin Laden could have been arrested because he detected some VIP movement in his area.

The authorities have concluded that the radio actually misquoted the reporter and made a big story out of it. However, the Pakistani journalist has denied saying anything to that effect.

On Sunday, February 22, the British Sunday Express reported that U.S. and British special forces have cornered Bin Laden in a mountainous area in northwest Pakistan, near the Afghanistan border. It quoted a "U.S. intelligence source" as saying that Bin Laden "is boxed in " and they were "absolutely confident" he could not escape.

In his last tape, aired on January 5, Bin Laden warned that Washington would occupy Saudi Arabia and the entire oil-rich Gulf region after Iraq unless stopped.


http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2004-02/29/article04.shtml
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whatelseisnew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:11 PM
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1. The source identified has denied saying it?
....so we still don't know.

the question remains. who placed this story and why?
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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:13 PM
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2. The ISI enjoys both a stellar reputation for its interrogation techniques

and a close, long-term relationship with the CIA.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 03:58 PM
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7. I think limbaugh was trying to pin the blame..
on Lauer and him getting it from the DNC
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Rochambeau Donating Member (469 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 12:19 AM
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3. I just wonder...
Edited on Mon Mar-01-04 12:23 AM by Rochambeau
When Saddam has been arrested polls were very good for Boosh because of that, so I really wonder, if OBL is arrested during the campaign (during the climax of the campaign for exemple) will it change things ? EDIT - Same question, if they "find" WMDs in Iraq ?
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 01:00 AM
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4. Oh, yeah, Saddam gave a HUGE boost to the Idiot Chimp
And a week later his numbers were plunged deeper into the toilet than they were before.

Assuming Bush could find his ass with both hands and a flashlight, which he can't, and assuming Bin Laden is still alive, which he isn't, and assuming WMDs even exist, which they don't, any production of OBL's frozen corpse or planted WMDs will result only in a historic sigh of "who gives a shit".
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Rochambeau Donating Member (469 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 03:45 PM
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5. thnx
Thanx for your interesting point of view and the fact("a week later his numbers were ..." you mentioned Enraged-Ape.
Any other person has an idea ?
Uhmm the title of the thread is not very "sexy" so people may not read it again but it's not a breaking new, just a question and I'm not alowed to open new threads yet anyway ;).
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 03:55 PM
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6. Hey, dude, that's cool
And welcome to DU! :toast:

And speaking of toasts, the Idiot Chimp is toast already, with 9 more months until the "selection". By November he will be a nice shade of crispy black. He could turn water into wine and it wouldn't make a bit of difference; we would all know it was a farce, just like the aircraft carrier appearance and everything else associated with his pResidency.

It's great to have you here. Namaste.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 04:05 PM
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8. Gosh, just last week I said. "A week later the story will be denounced"...
paraphrasing of course.

Because OBL has been dead for more than 2 years now.

Of course he hasn't been arrested, nor is he in US custody awaiting some rovian october surprise.
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